Najarian Peters


Najarian Peters
  • Associate Professor of Law

Biography

Najarian Peters joined the KU Law faculty in summer 2020. As an associate professor of law, she teaches torts as well as two new privacy courses she created. Peters’ work and scholarship focuses on privacy law, technology policy and governance. Peters is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the KU Law faculty, she was the Inaugural Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Law at the Institute for Privacy Protection at Seton Hall Law School where she was the architect of its structure, operations and program portfolio. 

Peters’ first article, The Right To Be and Become: Black Home-Educators As Child Privacy Protectors was published as the lead article in the Michigan Journal of Race and Law Volume 25.1. Prior to joining academia in 2017, Peters served as a corporate compliance and privacy officer in several organizations in the private and public sectors for over a decade. Peters earned her J.D. at Notre Dame Law School where she created and taught the seminar in the Center for Social Concerns, Environmental Human Rights in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and was the recipient of the Joseph Ciraolo Memorial Award and Africana Studies Book Award. She received her B.A. at Xavier University of Louisiana. 

Education

J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 2006
B.A., Xavier University of Louisiana, 2002

Research

  • Privacy
  • Torts
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Governance
  • Compliance and Ethics (Healthcare)
  • Administrative Law
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Jurisprudence

Admitted

New Jersey 2008

Career History

Associate Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law, 2020-present; Faculty Associate, Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2019-present; Inaugural Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor, Seton Hall Law School's Institute for Privacy, 2017-July 2020; Compliance Manager, Panasonic North America, 2015-2017; Healthcare and Privacy Compliance Consultant, Self-employed, 2014-2019; Chief Compliance/Privacy Officer and Risk Manager, National Healthcare Associates, 2013-2014; Senior Compliance and HIPAA Privacy Officer, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, 2009-2013; Research Compliance Senior Auditor/Specialist, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2007-2009; Compliance Coordinator/Policy Analyst, Capital Area Human Services Mental Healthcare District, 2006-2007; Emergency Room Coordinator/Insurance Compliance Reviewer, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, 2002-2003.

Teaching

Privacy Law (Special Topics), Torts

Selected Publications

Books

  • Marronage and Modernity: Privacy, Technology, and Black Liberation, University of California Press, (forthcoming 2022)

Other publications

  • Parallel Pandemics: The American Problem of Anti-enforcementism, Rational Distrust and COVID-19, Seton Hall Law Review Vol. 51 (forthcoming 2021), Work in Progress 
  • The Soft Shoe and Shuffle of Law School Hiring Committee Practices, UCLA Law Review Discourse, 69 UCLA L. Rev. Disc. __ (forthcoming 2021), Work in Progress 
  • Passing to Plessy: Racial Privacy as Tradition, Work in Progress 
  • Cell Cynicism and COVID-19The Impact of the Digital Divide and Scrutiny of Decision-Making Related to Cell Phone and Internet Access Compounded By Pandemic Politics, Work in Progress 
  • The Golem In The Machine: FERPA, Dirty Data, and Digital Distortion in the Education Record, Missouri University School of Law (December 2020)
  • The Golem In The Machine: FERPA, Dirty Data, and Digital Distortion in the Education Record, Washington & Lee School of Law (November 2020)
  • Regulatory Regimes: How The EU and U.S. Approach the Regulation of Privacy, Healthcare, and Artificial Intelligence, Seton Hall Law Review Symposium (November 2020)
  • First Meditation: Radical Self-Care As Anti-Fragility/Past is Present, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (October 2020)
  • Engaging Community Trust Through Policy Prototyping, Let’s Talk About Privacy Webinar Series, MIT Lab/Center for Civic Media (June 2020)
  • Blockchain, Cannabis, and Privacy, Webinar, International Cannabis Bar Association (March 2020)
  • Blockchain, Cannabis, and Fintech, Webinar, International Cannabis Bar Association (February 2020)
  • The Right To Be and Become: Black Home-Educators As Child Privacy Protectors, University of Kansas School of Law (November 2019)
  • Child Privacy and Artificial Intelligence, Gamm Symposium at Tulane University Law (November 2019)
  • Child Privacy and Artificial Intelligence, Second Istanbul Privacy Symposium: Law, Ethics, and Technology, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey (Invited November 2019)
  • Black Parents As Child Privacy Protectors, Lutie Lytle Conference and Writing Workshop (Summer 2019)
  • Black Parents As Child Privacy Protectors, Privacy Law Scholars Conference (Summer 2019)
  • Black Parents and Child Privacy Protection, 4th National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (Spring 2019)
  • General Data Protection Regulation and Blockchain, NJICLE Corporate Counsel Institute Panel on AI (Spring 2019)
  • What Life Sciences Companies Need to Know About Employee Use of Social Media, Porzio Compliance Forum, Seton Hall Law School (Spring 2018)
  • African-American Homeschooling: Parental Protection of Child Privacy and Personhood, Lutie Lytle Conference and Writing Retreat (Summer 2018)
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Law, Future of AI, Seton Hall Law Conference (Spring 2018)
  • TMI: The Privacy Risk of Social Media Addiction, Institute for Privacy Protection School Outreach Program (Fall 2017)
  • DSRIP-NY and Telehealth, Panasonic N.A., Health and Wellness Business Unit (Fall 2016)
  • Patient Privacy and Telehealth, Panasonic N.A., Health and Wellness Business Unit (Spring 2015)
  • HIPPA & Patient Privacy Protection, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Fall 2012)
  • Stanford v. Roche: Getting Our Contracts Right, Compliance Committee, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Fall 2011)
  • Fair Market Value Analysis Under Stark and Anti-Kickback, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Spring 2009)
  • Cultural Competencies: Physicians and Compliance Administrators, Research Compliance, Weill Cornell Medical School (Fall 2008)
  • A Poisoned Gift? Primary Healthcare and Dependency in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Alliance For International Minority Scholars Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (Summer 2003)
  • Monetary Policy and Dollarization in Nicaragua and Cuba, Study Abroad Student Conference, Xavier University of Louisiana, (Fall 2002)
  • I Hear You, Do You Hear Me?: Community Health Needs, Social Capital, and Communication in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Valley Trust, Bothas Hills, South Africa (Summer 2001)

Selected Presentations

  • The Golem In The Machine: FERPA, Dirty Data, and Digital Distortion in the Education Record, University of Kansas, Hall Center for the Humanities (May 2021).
  • Parallel Pandemics and Rational Distrust, Guest Lecturer, Marginalized Bodies & Medicine In Literature, University of Kansas Department of English (April 2021).
  • The Urgency of Radical Self-Care, University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence Learning Community (April 2021).
  • Passing to Plessy: Racial Privacy as Tradition, Drake Law School (April 2021).
  • Comparative Digital Privacy Seminar, Guest Lecturer, Harvard Law School (March 2021).
  • Inaugural Virtual Privacy Praxis Conference, created and convened, University of Kansas School of Law (February 2021).
  • The Urgency of Radical Self-Care, University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence (February 2021).
  • Privacy Law Opportunities, University of Kansas School of Law (February 2021).
  • The Golem In The Machine:  FERPA, Dirty Data, and Digital Distortion in the Education Record, Missouri University School of Law (December 2020).
  • Engaging Community Trust Through Policy Prototyping, Let’s Talk About Privacy Webinar Series, MIT Lab/Center for Civic Media (June 2020).
  • Blockchain, Cannabis, and Privacy, Webinar, International Cannabis Bar Association (March 2020).
  • Blockchain, Cannabis, and Fintech, Webinar, International Cannabis Bar Association (February 2020).
  • The Right To Be and Become: Black Home-Educators As Child Privacy Protectors, University of Kansas School of Law (November 2019).
  • Child Privacy and Artificial Intelligence, Gamm Symposium at Tulane University Law (November 2019).
  • Child Privacy and Artificial Intelligence, Second Istanbul Privacy Symposium: Law, Ethics, and Technology, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey (Invited November 2019).
  • Black Parents As Child Privacy Protectors, Lutie Lytle Conference and Writing Workshop (Summer 2019).
  • Black Parents As Child Privacy Protectors, Privacy Law Scholars Conference (Summer 2019).
  • Black Parents and Child Privacy Protection, 4th National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (Spring 2019).
  • General Data Protection Regulation and Blockchain, NJICLE Corporate Counsel Institute Panel on AI (Spring 2019).
  • What Life Sciences Companies Need to Know About Employee Use of Social Media, Porzio Compliance Forum, Seton Hall Law School (Spring 2018).
  • African-American Homeschooling: Parental Protection of Child Privacy and Personhood, Lutie Lytle Conference and Writing Retreat (Summer 2018).
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Law, Future of AI, Seton Hall Law Conference (Spring 2018).
  • TMI: The Privacy Risk of Social Media Addiction, Institute for Privacy Protection School Outreach Program (Fall 2017).
  • DSRIP-NY and Telehealth, Panasonic N.A., Health and Wellness Business Unit (Fall 2016).
  • Patient Privacy and Telehealth, Panasonic N.A., Health and Wellness Business Unit (Spring 2015).
  • HIPPA & Patient Privacy Protection, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Fall 2012).
  • Stanford v. Roche: Getting Our Contracts Right, Compliance Committee, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Fall 2011).
  • Fair Market Value Analysis Under Stark and Anti-kickback, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Spring 2009).
  • Cultural Competencies: Physicians and Compliance Administrators, Research Compliance, Weill Cornell Medical School (Fall 2008).
  • A Poisoned Gift? Primary Healthcare and Dependency in Post-Apartheid South Africa; Alliance For International Minority Scholars Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (Summer 2003).
  • Monetary Policy and Dollarization in Nicaragua and Cuba, Study Abroad Student Conference, Xavier University of Louisiana, (Fall 2002).
  • I Hear You, Do You Hear Me?: Community Health Needs, Social Capital, and Communication in Post-Apartheid South Africa; Valley Trust, Bothas Hills, South Africa (Summer 2001).